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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Expostulate \Ex*pos"tu*late\ (?; 135), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Expostulated; p. pr. & vb. n. Expostulating.] [L. expostulatus, p. p. of expostulare to demand vehemently; ex out + postulare to ask, require. See Postulate.] To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to make redress or to desist; to remonstrate; -- followed by with. [1913 Webster] Men expostulate with erring friends; they bring accusations against enemies who have done them a wrong. --Jowett (Thuc. ). Syn: To remonstrate; reason. See Remonstrate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Expostulate \Ex*pos"tu*late\, v. t. To discuss; to examine. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To expostulate What majesty should be, what duty is. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

expostulate v 1: reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "expostulate": admonish, argue, beef, bitch, boggle, boycott, call in question, caution, challenge, charge, combat, complain, cry out against, daunt, debate, demonstrate, demonstrate against, demur, discuss, dispute, dissuade, encourage, enjoin, enter a protest, except, exhort, fight, frighten off, holler, howl, incite, induce, intimidate, inveigh against, issue a caveat, kick, kid out of, march, move, object, oppose, persuade, picket, preach, press objections, prompt, protest, raise a howl, rally, remonstrate, resist, scruple, sit in, squawk, state a grievance, strike, talk out of, teach in, unpersuade, urge, warn, yell bloody murder